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Service resuming after 7 New York City subway lines stopped

Jul. 20, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — About a third of New York City's subway lines were suspended for more than an hour during Friday's hot evening commute, and the head of the city's Transit Authority acknowledged that the agency "did not know exactly where our trains were." A computer system failure that resulted in the...

Gov. Baker unveils plan to speed MBTA improvement projects

Jun. 25, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker unveiled a plan Tuesday to speed up construction projects on Greater Boston's public transit system after a pair of subway car derailments earlier this month ramped up calls for improvements to the aging system. The Republican said the plan includes a one-time injection of...

Report: Number of MBTA derailments among nation's highest

Jun. 12, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Federal records show the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has one of the highest rates of derailments among the nation's public transit systems. The MBTA is reeling from two subway train derailments in recent days, including one that occurred on the Red Line Tuesday in Boston that...